FW: Bug#351049: libc6: America/Havana DST info wrong for 2005/2006

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Thu Feb 2 21:21:10 UTC 2006

> From: Lionel Elie Mamane [mailto:lionel at mamane.lu]
> Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 9:18 AM
> Cuba did not switch back to non-DST time on October 2005, but the
> timezone info in libc thinks it did:

Thanks for reporting this.  This bug was fixed in the tzdata2005o
release (2005-11-28) and was propagated into libc last month.

The Debian folks need not wait for libc patches; they can simply grab
the latest time zone data from ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata*
themselves.  This would be a nice thing to do, so that people could
simply use 'aptitude' to keep their time zone tables up-to-date.

> So it became a two-year temporary measure? We are not sure if it won't
> become a 3+ year temporary measure.

Yes, we don't know either.  Currently we're still assuming that they
will revert to standard time this year, on the last Sunday of October
at 00:00, but this is just a guess.

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